Detailed Advice on Equipment, Technique, Training, Competitive Running, and Sports MedicineBook - 2001
Both competitive running and running for health and fitness are enduringly popular pastimes--and this handsomely illustrated book deserves a place on the shelf of both kinds of runner. It's filled with useful information and sound advice for everybody interested in running, regardless of their age, gender, or their degree of experience. The author, who is both a medical doctor and a former world-class runner, covers every aspect of running, starting with shoes and clothing for all seasons. He then goes on to discuss stamina-building techniques, warming-up and cooling-down exercises, diet and nutrition, training for competition, and detailed sports medicine information--how to avoid injury, as well as recommendations for therapy if injuries occur. There is even a special section for kids, with training regimens geared to fit their needs and capacities. Men and women who are considering marathon running for the first time will find the author's advice and instruction techniques especially valuable. The easy-to-read, highly informative text is supplemented with hundreds of color photos and illustrations, instructive diagrams, and helpful sidebar features.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2001.
Characteristics: 184 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.